Don Winston grew up in Nashville and graduated from Princeton University. After a stint at Ralph Lauren headquarters in New York, he moved to Los Angeles to work in entertainment. S'wanee: A Paranoid Thriller was his debut novel, followed by The Union Club: A Subversive Thriller, and The Gristmill Playhouse: A Nightmare in Three Acts. His latest novel—Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller—a psychological thriller set against one of America's most infamous hauntings—came out in paperback in April 2017. He lives in Hollywood and is not nearly as twisted as his books.
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